Netflix has announced that international best-selling thriller novel, Quicksand, will be the next gripping series from head writer of The Bridge, Camilla Ahlgren.
Quicksand (Störst av Allt) is based on the best-selling novel by Malin Persson Giolito which has been published in 26 countries and was voted Nordic Crime Novel of the year in 2016. When a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder. When the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too are the private details about her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family.
Producer Pontus Edgren says ”Malin Persson Giolito’s novel Quicksand is an original, fresh and suspenseful drama that we believe will make a fantastic Netflix series. We asked one of Scandinavia’s most respected writers, Camilla Ahlgren, to work with us and she was equally thrilled. We’re very excited to be collaborating with Netflix to make Quicksand the very first Swedish Netflix original.”
Malin Persson Giolito, author of Quicksand says “We have taken our time to build a team that we can trust to create a great adaptation. I’ve subscribed to Netflix since the second week it was possible to do so in Sweden, so it’s incredibly exciting that Quicksand is becoming a Netflix original series.”
Head writer Camilla Ahlgren, ”It is both a great honour and challenge to work with FLX and Netflix on Quicksand. I want to tell this story from the main character Maja’s perspective; her story raises questions about guilt, responsibility, punishment and redemption. It holds a mirror up to our time whilst also serving as both a suspenseful thriller and a moving love story.”
Quicksand will go into production for Netflix in 2018